Funding Review

The Funding Review Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and making prioritized project funding recommendations to the Steering Council for action. Funding sources include the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH Act) grant funds under the Continuum of Care Program administered by HUD.

The Funding Review Committee develops the scoring criteria for rating and ranking applications based on local needs and priorities and HUD priorities for program services as outlined in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The committee is responsible for understanding the NOFA, considering local priorities, and evaluating applicant agencies’ program performance based on evidence and data.

Members

Karen Tjapkes - Legal Aid of West Michigan - Chair
Susan Cervantes - ACSET -
Laurie Craft - Grand Rapids Community Foundation -
Heidi DeVries - Community Member -
Jeff Hudson - Kent County DHHS -
Denise Price - HHS Health Services -
Cheryl Schuch - Family Promise -
Rebecca Rynbrandt - City of Wyoming -